The Green New Deal Comes with A Big Price Tag for Texans

The Green New Deal Comes with A Big Price Tag for Texans

September 27, 2019

Everything’s bigger in Texas, but energy prices shouldn’t be.

Former Texas Representative Jason Isaac said it best in an op-ed that ran in the Victoria Advocate: “The Green New Deal is a bad deal for Texas, and the skyrocketing costs and lost jobs aren’t worth the multibillion-dollar expense. Proponents of the expansive climate programs like the Green New Deal don’t recognize that few of the world’s great achievements have come from top-down, one-size-fits-all government mandates.”

According to new research by the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), the Green New Deal would increase the average Texas households’ annual electricity bill by $12,000. The research further showed that the impracticable proposed plan to get renewables from 8% to 100% of our electric generation nationwide by 2030 would raise the annual cost of powering Texas from $13 billion today to a jaw-dropping $120 billion.

And that’s just Texas.

Wind and solar power are less dense than fossil fuels and require more land to produce. To facilitate the move to 100% renewable energy would require nearly 5 million acres of wind turbines, solar panels, and battery storage, more than 10 times the amount of land currently used for electricity generation. Requiring government appropriation of private property and an unessential increase of our footprint on the earth.

This “resolution” to fight climate change comes with an enormous cost to our environment and an excess loss of American jobs, all while pushing the costs onto the working class.